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The OSU Leadership Center is led by a group of professionals dedicated to providing leadership-centered education and research to individuals, organizations and communities.  We provide high-quality, practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities, and we offer an in-depth collection of leadership-related resources for loan. 

Created in 1990, the center is located on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and is a part of the Departments of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership and OSU Extension.  Our mission is to provide research-based resources and high quality practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities that make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio's citizens.

Quotes of the Day

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better."

- Senator Bill Bradley -

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all.

- Cervantes -

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

- Jules Ormont -

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

- Pope John Paull II -

What is worse than having no sight is being able to see without vision.

- Helen Keller -

         

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I am writing to endorse the “Leadership Moments” that I only recently started receiving approximately 6 months ago as a participant of our Leadership Guernsey program. I have been in administration for the...

Rainy Oliver, Director, Guernsey Counseling Center

I’ve had the pleasure of co-facilitating numerous Strength workshops with Beth. She is a passionate facilitator who has a knack of bringing material to life through her enthusiasm, energy and knowledge, while...

Lisa McCurdy, Education & Employement Manager

We found the Spectrum Temperament Development program to be essential to building a strong team.  Beth Flynn did a wonderful job facilitating the program.  She is excellent at defining, in a non-threatening...

Robyn M. Tate, Human Resources

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Marie Robinette, Central Ohio Trauma System

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Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Monday, November 14th, 2016

1.     Keep an open mind about the view of others

2.     Show genuine concern for other people

3.     Encourage openness and honesty

4.     Communicates clear objectives

5.     Demonstrate commitment to personal and organizational values

6.     Display confidence and capability (p. 164).”

 

What are some things you do to build trust?

 

From: Gautrey, C. (2014).  Influential leadership: a leader’s guide to getting things done.  London:  Kogan Page.

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

“When it comes to knowing yourself, you are likely to have some blind spots.  We all do.  Unfortunately, not seeing ourselves accurately can have negative consequences.  We may over-estimate our performance and then are surprised when we are passed over for promotion.  Even when the outcomes are not as consequential, we miss opportunities to change our behavior.  Underestimating our performance can also be detrimental.  We may have done well in others’ eyes, but having a low image of our performance can cause us unnecessary stress and may make us take actions that preclude opportunities tha

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
  1. "Be a good coach.
  2. Empower your team and don't micromanage.
  3. Express interest in team members' success and personal well-being.
  4. Don't be a sissy.  Be productive and results oriented
  5. Be a good communicator and listen to your team.
  6. Help your employees with career development.
  7. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team.
  8. Have key technical skills so you can help advise the team (p. 72-73)."